Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site
Discover history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria
Trail, where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission
to the Cree in 1862. This is where the Hudson's Bay Company established
Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with the local natives. The Mission
and Fort became the nucleus for a Métis community whose river lots
extended six miles along the bank of the river.
Today, step inside the 1864 Clerk's Quarters or the 1906 Methodist
Church to hear the story of a once bustling community that saw a new
surge of missionary and commercial activity at the turn of the century.
Learn why this thriving settlement experienced a sudden decline and
all but vanished.
Catch a glimpse of an exciting period of Alberta's past through exhibits, trails, and a variety of activities provided
by costumed interpreters.
Last reviewed/revised: September 6, 2016